Day of surprises in the FA Cup! Liverpool have to go into a replay, third division side Sheffield have eliminated Newcastle.
Crime at Anfield! Liverpool couldn’t get past a 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton. Keeper Alisson made a bad mistake, inviting the Wolves to make it 1-1 early. The Reds turned the game around to 2-1 thanks to Darwin Nunez and Mo Salah, then ex-Salzburg player Hee-Cahn Hwang scored again to equalize.
VAR waves off the 3:2
Jürgen Klopp’s team was able to thank the referee team, because the 3-2 win for Wolverhampton in the final stages did not count due to a mysterious offside position. The TV pictures couldn’t explain why Toti Gomes’ goal didn’t count. Even the commentators from DAZN could not solve the puzzle.
So it comes to a replay in the third FA Cup round, this time the Wolves have the home advantage.
Third division throws Newcastle out
Second division side Blackpool mercilessly surprised Premier League promoted Nottingham Forest with a 4-1 win. West Ham beat Brentford 1-0 in the London derby.
Tottenham narrowly beat Portsmouth 1-0, while Leicester City also drew 1-0 against Gillingham. Southampton advanced 2-1 in the Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.
The surprise of the day came from third division Sheffield Wednesday. The “Owls” kicked the Premier League third Newcastle 2-1 from the oldest football competition in the world